ASSIGNMENT: WARHOL SILKSCREEN  
 

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 OBJECTIVES:     
  To recreate a slk screen effect with Photoshop.  
 PROCEDURES:     
 

One of the things Andy Warhol was known for was creating silkscreens based on photographs of celebrities and everyday objects. Check out some of his stuff here. Take some pictures of subjects that you think might work well for this assignment. The difficult part is finding an image that has enough detail left to color after you convert it with the threshold adjustment. Go to IMAGE>ADJUSTMENTS>THRESHOLD. Drag slider to taste (how you think it looks best). Now your picture is just black and white, no grays. Try a few different pictures. You can also do this conversion in sections. Select an area with the selection tool, do the threshold adjustment, select another area, do the threshold adjustment, etc. until is is all converted. I'll show you how to do this in class, it is easier than it sounds.

Once you have a good black and white image, make a new layer above it, drag your selection tool (polygonal or regular lasso tool) around the area you want to color. This doesn't need to be exact. Fill the selection with a color (choose the foreground color, EDIT>FILL>FOREGROUND COLOR) and then change the layer blend mode to multiply (experiment with other blend modes). You should then see the black under the color. Make a new layer for each color. After you are done adjust the colors so they work well together. To change a color: select the layer. go to IMAGE>ADJUSTMENTS>HUE/SATURATION and drag the hue slider to change the hue. Also experiment with the saturation and lightness controls.

After you have created one file, duplicate that three times. With the three additional files, highlight each color layer and go to IMAGE>ADJUSTMENTS>HUE/SATURATION to change the color. The object is to create an image like the one above. I'll show you how to combine the four images in class.

Note: this can be a new image or an old image taken this semester.

 
 TURN IN:    
  Save the psd in your assignment folder on your desktop. Also safe a jpg to put on your website.  
 EVALUATION:    
 

Your assignment will be graded using these criteria:

From Mr. P's Photo Rubric

Vision:
Is you image original, innovative and daring, or just another example of the same old thing? Does it fulfill the requirements for the assignment (see assignment requirements above) ?

Aesthetics:
Have you used the appropriate elements and principles of design that would enhance your photograph or did you just shoot what was in front of the camera? Have you used good composition or did you just place the center of interest in the center because it was easy?

Mechanics:
Camera Techniques: Is the image sharp/in focus? Is the exposure correct? Was the appropriate aperture/shutter speed used (if applicable for your camera), did you find the best angle?

Computer Techniques: Is the image sharp/in focus? Is it resized correctly? Is it color corrected and sharpened?

Presentation: Is the artwork presented in a professional manner as outlined in the assignment?

Good luck